The Eskom Megawatt Park headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture:BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS
The Eskom Megawatt Park headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture:BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS

State power utility Eskom said it was implementing stage 4 load-shedding on Thursday afternoon.

The rotational power cuts will be implemented from “due to a shortage of capacity” with the company 

The uncertainty over whether there will be load-shedding makes it difficult for businesses to plan in advance.

The economy loses about R1bn-R5bn a day due to load-shedding, something the sluggish climate can ill afford.

Eskom last implemented load-shedding about two months ago citing high levels of unplanned breakdowns.